Full time fixed term (6 mo) Research Study Coordinator - University of Washington

LOCATION: , WA (United States)

Part-time position, 40 hours per week

CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 18709

POSTED: May 9, 2022


Research Study Coordinator (Fixed Duration/Temporary)

Req #:205177

Department:Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

Appointing Department Web Address:https://psychiatry.uw.edu/

Job Location:Seattle Campus

Posting Date:04/15/2022 

Closing Info:Open Until Filled 


Union Position:Yes

Shift:First Shift 

The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits, and natural beauty.

At the University of Washington, diversity is integral to excellence. We value and honor diverse experiences and perspectives, strive to create welcoming and respectful learning environments, and promote access, opportunity and justice for all.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (PBSCI) within the UW School of Medicine is the third largest clinical department with 285 full-time faculty members, 280 clinical faculty members, and over 300 staff. Department faculty provide clinical services in 5 hospitals, 14 primary care locations, and several outpatient sites in addition to telepsychiatry consultations to more than 150 clinics in Washington and beyond. As the only academic psychiatry department serving the five state WWAMI region (Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho), the Department’s highly competitive residency training program is largely responsible for developing the mental health workforce in the Pacific Northwest. The Department’s robust research portfolio totals $35 million in grants and contracts per year for projects ranging from clinical neurosciences to treatment development to health policy and population health. The Department is recognized as an international leader in developing, testing, and implementing Collaborative Care, an integrated care model increasingly seen as a solution for population-based mental health care. Other areas of excellence include Addictions, Autism, High Risk Youth, Neurosciences, and Trauma, and the Department is developing innovative new programs in Technology and Mental Health, Global Mental Health, Maternal and Child Mental Health, and Targeted Intervention Development.

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time fixed duration (6 month) Research Study Coordinator. There may be an opportunity for an extension beyond the initial 6 months. Under the supervision of the Program Manager, the RSC will support the Maternal-Child Mental Health Program’ (MCMH)s. various research projects. The MCMH aims to transform perinatal mental health and substance use care through excellence in clinical consultation, education, and health services research.

• Assist with recruiting research subjects
• Assist with oversight on all aspects of research and evaluation projects, including developing methodology, and data collection, analysis, interpretation, and reporting.
• Conduct informed consent discussions, interviews, research assessments with research subjects
• Create and deliver participant packets and other study materials, as needed
• Complete data entry and accuracy-check tasks
• Track participants/make reminder calls
• Assist with written reports, study mail outs, participant incentives and other study-related duties
• Assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, IRB modifications, protocols, and workflows
• Conduct literature reviews.
• Prepare summary narrative reports, graphs, tables, charts, and illustrations.
• Support the implementation of provider trainings and other day-to-day study-related tasks, as necessary
• Complex calendaring for projects

Competitive candidates will be detail-oriented, conscientious, able to complete diverse types of tasks, communicate effectively with a diverse group of people, and will have strong time management and organizational skills. There is also potential for promotion to higher levels of research tasks and positions. This position is ideal for recent graduates interested in pursuing a graduate degree in a public health or mental health field.

Of note, this position will support a project based out of India which includes a short every other week investigator meeting that typically meets in the evening from 7:30-8:00PM).

Minimum Qualifications (Required Experience, Knowledge and Skills):
• Fluent in Spanish & English
• Two years of college level course work in a relevant academic area AND two years of experience as a Research Study Assistant OR equivalent education/experience.
• Ability to self-motivate and work independently with limited supervision and as part of a team
• Competitive candidates will be attentive to detail,
• Experience with software applications including but not limited REDCap, MS Office (Onedrive, Outlook, Word and Excel),
• Excellent writing and communication skills, particularly in the context of collaborating with and coordinating investigators from multiple organizations
• Demonstrated ability to problem-solve effectively and collaboratively, and manage concurrent tasks with flexibility and accountability

Desired Experience, Knowledge and Skills:
• Demonstrated experience and interest in coordinating research that involves people with mental health and/or substance use concerns
• Demonstrated experience and interest in interacting with research subjects that have mental health and/or substance use concerns
• Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data analyses
• Training in CITI Human Subjects and HIPAA Compliance protocols
• Interest in perinatal mental health / substance use care
• Grant and manuscript writing experience

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